Mother and two children shot in Schenectady, suspect in fatal Albany stabbing, widow sues Schenectady police, Guardian Angels in Albany

Mother,children shot in Schenectady
A Schenectady man is charged with shooting a mother and two children on Tuesday afternoon in a domestic dispute at a home near Union Street and Brandywine Avenue. The victims included a 16-year-old and a 7 -year-old. They were reported on Tuesday to be in stable but guarded condition. A one-year-old baby at the scene was unharmed. After a manhunt that lasted several hours, police arrested Deshawn Howard in connections with the shooting. Howard also had gunshot wounds that authorities believe may have been self-inflicted.[TU][WNYT][Spectrum][Gazette]

Guardian Angels in Capital Region
The recent outbreak of violence in the Capital Region has brought the group the Guardian Angels to Albany's streets.
Not everyone is happy about that. [TU][WNYT]

Suspect in fatal Albany stabbing
Police have charged an 21-year-old Lahquann Grady of Albany with the fatal July 4th stabbing of Rashaun Byrd.[TU]

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Violence and hospitals
How hospitals are handling the recent outbreak of violence in the Capital Region.[TU]

Widow files suit against Schenectady police
The widow of a man who died in the custody of Schenectady police is suing the department and several officers, claiming they did not seek medical attention after her husband, Andrew Kearse, told them he was having trouble breathing. [Gazette][TU]

Baby falls from window
Authorities are trying to figure out how a 14-month-old baby fell from a third floor window on Madison Avenue in Albany on Tuesday. The child was taken to Albany Medical Center and is expected to recover. [TU]

Kaloyeros trial goes to Jury
Jury deliberations are set to begin today in the trial of Alain Kaloyeros[TU]

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are among the leaders calling for a rejection of Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.[TU]

Cuomo/Nixon on reproductive rights
With the retirement of Anthony Kennedy and the Announcement of Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, reproductive rights are becoming a central issue in New York's gubernatorial campaign. [NYT]

Officer mourned
A funeral was held on Tuesday for Albany police officer Dean Johnson, who died in an off-duty motorcycle crash last week. [TU]

Man missing in Adirondacks
Search parties are looking for a missing "vulnerable" man who has been lost in the woods of Franklin County for three weeks. [TU]

ATM skimmers used at CapCom/SEFCU
SEFCU and CapCom credit unions say credit card skimmers were used at ATMs recently and are advising customers that have used ATM machines to check their accounts. Colonie police say surveillance video has helped them get a look at a suspect. [TU][WNYT]

Financial disclosure forms
The latest financial disclosure forms for members of the NYS Senate and Assembly have been released. [TU]

Learning activism
A look inside a summer school for budding activists.[TU]

Stuff going on today

Yellow Submarine
Wednesday: Proctors is screening the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Tuesday and Wednesday 7 pm -- $9 / $6 students, seniors, kids

Summer Writers Institute

The NYS Summer Writers Institute continues its schedule of open-to-the-public readings by authors at Skidmore. This week's schedule:
+ Wednesday: Claire Messud & Rosanna Warren

The events are in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore. Monday-Friday 8 pm -- free


Ring of Fire
Today-Sunday: Capital Repertory Theatre opens its production of the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire. (It was in previews this past weekend.) Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $25 and up

Today-Sunday: The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues this week with productions of The Closet (starring Matthew Broderick) and the world premiere of Artney Jackson by James Anthony Tyler. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- various prices

ng>Park Playhouse
Today-Saturday: The Park Playhouse's first production of the summer season in Washington Park is Damn Yankees. Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm -- lawn seats free / reserved seats $14 and up

Arts and sciences

Art for Lunch
Wednesday: There's an "Art for Lunch" tour of the Empire State Plaza's modern art collection, part of an ongoing series this summer. "Every tour will focus on a different selection of artworks and on various themes including: sculptures in nature, women artists in the collection, art you can touch, creating the collection, artists who are World War II veterans, and art as propaganda in the Cold War." Wednesday 12-12:30 pm -- free

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season continues...

Rockin' on the River
The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park has Meklit with Ade Knowles & Ensemble Congeros. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Lunchtime at the Plaza
Wednesday: The Lunchtime at the Plaza series of lunchtime shows (thus the name) at the ESP has The Stray Dogs. Wednesday at noon -- free

At The Plaza
Wednesday: The At The Plaza series of events at the ESP has En Vogue in concert, with Wurliday. Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free

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